I always enjoy a face-to-face chat with political leaders and other newsmakers. There is a comfort level in sitting across the table from an interview subject. Watching their body language, eye contact, and hand gestures adds extra dimensions that a telephone chat cannot provide. LISTEN TO TERRY MEINERS AND MITCH McCONNELL Mitch McConnell is the longest serving U.S. Senate leader and longest serving U.S. senator in Kentucky history. We've done a ton of phone interviews during his 38 years in office. Studio visits produce better content. Arriving 15 minutes early at WHAS' iHeart studios, Senator McConnell and I were able to talk about a few things off air before we opened the mics. He laughed when I asked if "Cocaine Mitch" was planning
The video above was presented by Democrats at the onset of the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump on February 9, 2021. Politics is filled with outlandish language and deftly tilted narratives, but video doesn't lie. Trump stirred the pot. His loyalists followed his directives and stormed the Capitol. 7 people died. Over 140 law enforcement personnel were injured or are suffering PTSD from the invasion. This is not a good look for the strongest republic in the history of the world. God Bless America.
Damn, Don. pic.twitter.com/7WJXuV8tn4— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 4, 2020 Here's another #FeelTheBern from Don Lemon on CNN. It follows comments by President Donald Trump blaming his predecessor President Barack Obama for feckless leadership during a smaller pandemic 12 years ago. Lemon, who is black and gay, throws every fireball he can at the sitting president. 🔥 Donald Trump usually reacts to Lemon's media slams. This one is from January following Don Lemon's CNN guests mocking Trump fans as "credulous boomer rubes" with thick southern accents who can't read maps or string together complete sentences. Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020 Meanwhile, Trump's campaign released a new ad today highlighting the
Oh look! Time for another presidential press conference! Because the media won't acknowledge it themselves, Trump just showed a video laying out the timeline of his administration's action on coronavirus and made the media sit through it in the briefing, watching their own networks' words.Savage. pic.twitter.com/03ND2iahOK— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 13, 2020 At his daily combative press briefing to address COVID-19 issues, President Donald Trump played video clips highlighting media voices that affirm his coronavirus response timeline claims. It was an unusual pushback against the daily hostility media and Trump sling at each other. pic.twitter.com/6fEymjTjUM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2020 Fascinating theater. As expected, the media was not pleased. CNN called Trump's truth reel propaganda even though it contained their
Keen analysis from @MZHemingway. @Yamiche is clearly an activist masquerading as a journalist, e.g. when she tried to connect American nationalism to racism.It’s appalling that taxpayers fund part of her salary.https://t.co/JwfXQiJPJr https://t.co/D5oI46f788— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) April 2, 2020 The codependency of an adversarial media vs. a narcissistic president produces skewed news. This is a glowing example of how our media business has crashed and burned. As comedian Jon Stewart pointed out years ago, media egos took the bait and no straight reporting has been produced since.
Let's not bury the lede. The largest stimulus bill in American history was passed by the Senate, then the House, and signed by President Donald Trump today. It was an honor to join @POTUS at the White House today for the signing of the CARES Act. The American people needed this rescue package. They needed it quickly. And the Senate delivered, 96-0. It's a proud moment for our country. pic.twitter.com/jk33y5D5lg— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 27, 2020 Now for the rocky road to get here. America is in a freefall from the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus called COVID-19. Surely every elected official will jump in to craft a plan for recovery! Not quite. But Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and
Rep. John Yarmuth joined me on the phone from his self-quarantine to discuss his recent coronavirus test, a necessary step after being in close contact with Brown Forman heir Christy Brown who had just tested positive. The radio interview spilled into whether U.S. health officials should trust health assessments released by Chinese officials, and whether American consumers should be subjected to taking medications manufactured in China. We also discussed COVID-19 challenges for workers at both Louisville area Ford plants. Over 13,000 workers are employed at Ford alone, with thousands more clustered at other factories and Amazon distribution centers. Here’s @RepJohnYarmuth on his brush with #COVID19, possible shutdowns @ford, who’d receive free govt 💰, trusting Chinese medications, & doubting that @realDonaldTrump actually took a
Now that Super Tuesday 3 is in the books, the numbers are ominous for Senator Bernie Sanders. There is really no path to victory now that former Vice President Joe Biden has roared through another big Democratic primary sweep. From DailyMail.com Louisville's second most popular music star Jim James of My Morning Jacket (yes, Jack Harlow is now a bigger deal) did his best to stoke the #FeelTheBern crowd by appearing at an online rally. America is sequestered during a coronavirus pandemic so all musicians are practicing "social distancing" onstage as viewers watch online. Louisville's MMJ star @jimjames joined @neilyoung and his mermaid to help @BernieSanders on the eve of #SuperTuesday3. It led to a bad day at the polls and now
SUPER TUESDAY was a wild one! Biden came back to life, Bernie got smacked for the first time. Bloomberg and Warren tanked. Now Bloomberg is out but supporting Biden. But Warren won't yet clarify what she'll do next. All that is on the way but first...fast-talking James Carville gets the floor! Former presidential candidate and full-time hippie chick Marianne Williamson ain't having it. ‘Outrageous’ And ‘Undemocratic’: Marianne Williamson Blasts James Carville’s Comments About Democrats Backing Biden https://t.co/0RQwjASgnL— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 5, 2020 MSNBC can't get enough of Louisiana pundit James Carville, an advisor to former President Bill Clinton. Host Brian Williams tells Carville that his studio panel goes silent so as not to miss any of Carville's wisdom. Uh, OK. Before you click
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape today. He was immediately hauled to Rikers Island to await sentencing, complaining that he is innocent and asking "How can this happen in America." Weinstein faces another rape trial in California. Over 90 women have accused him of sexual assault. None of this prolonged legal drama is good for his beloved Democrat party. Michelle Obama praising Harvey Weinstein pic.twitter.com/VCaF480Pv3— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 24, 2020 Even though Weinstein regularly funded Democrat causes, many media outlets are inclined to show photos of Donald and Melania Trump exchanging party pleasantries with Weinstein. Because impartiality, right?